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KU, adidas unveil another new uniform for Jayhawks

Is Duke or UK wearing anything different? If not, then we shouldn't either.

February 26, 2015 at 11:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from Kansas farmers

This is the constant problem with property taxes. Farm land sitting on the edge of suburban sprawl is considerably more valuable that land in Gove County. The same with a mid century ranch on the same block as a bunch of tear downs and rehabs. And now that China is driving up the price of prime farm land - should the rest of the state's taxpayers see some of that benefit?

February 26, 2015 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback names Federalist Society lawyer as new policy chief

Nothing like getting a broad range of opinions.

February 25, 2015 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mental health drug regulation bill advances in Kansas Senate

Where's Sarah Palin? Death panel. The intelligent way (the non-GOP way) is to do an audit and compare against national and private sector usage/prescribing. When you uncover anomalies, you ask for justification.

February 25, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate advances bill giving Kobach power to prosecute election crimes

If it keeps Kobach off the street and busy chasing needles in a haystack, then this is probably a good thing.

February 24, 2015 at 11:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent testifies against a bill to repeal Common Core standards

There are more loons at this hearing than in all of the lakes on Minnesota. I wonder if the ding bat former private school teacher really knows the politics of Emerson and Thoreau, or the lifestyle of Walt Whitman. Hawthorne hated the repression of New England. Sinclair Lewis didn't think much of small town America. Upton Sinclair was a communist. Hemmingway and Fitzgerald were drunks. And we haven't even gotten to Mark Twain and the Gilded Age. Maybe he likes Rudyard Kipling and the glories of the colonial British Empire. Of course actually listening to the opinion of a real school superintendent - why do that?

February 23, 2015 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Gov. Brownback creates Social Services Policy Council

Wait. Halt the presses! I thought the GOP already had all the answers. They don't? They have to study this? I smell compassionate conservatism leaking, and a sudden interest in the plight of the poor and middle class. I wonder how many other Red states will announce similar study committees in the next few days. To many in the GOP, they think tying their shoes was an original idea.

February 23, 2015 at 5:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas legislators take up measures targeting Kansas Judiciary

I wonder what the Kansas GOP's opinion is of the ages on the current US Supreme Court. And if the governor should be able to nominate his choices, why shouldn't the current president be given the same deference?

February 22, 2015 at 10:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House panel passes strict reform to school wage talks

Lest I forget, Walker is pushing through Right to Work. Bill proposed today. Expected to be passed by Wednesday. No debate needed.

February 20, 2015 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House panel passes strict reform to school wage talks

The same in Indiana. The independently elected Superintendent of Schools (a Democrat) has been stripped of her powers. Note how the legislation just passed was not the bill discussed in the press or the one that our friend Dave testified about. There was no clamor from any school board for this authority. It completely abrogates collective bargaining over anything and everything. And on a Friday no less. It's called a Friday night dump for a reason.

February 20, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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